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How to Make a Good Impression in an Interview

You made a good first impression on the recruiter, thanks to your CV, your cover letter, or during the telephone interview. It will now be necessary to confirm this impression during the recruitment interview stage.
But how do you prepare for a job interview? How do you get into the interview room with the right attitude? The individual interview is one of the stages that generate the most stress because the slightest mistake can prevent you from getting the job you want.
Here are some tips and tricks to make a good impression and convince the recruiter that you are the right candidate;

Be Punctual
Did you know that you can make a good impression on the recruiter before you even walk through the door of the company? Be punctual! By showing up on time, or even a few minutes early, you will reflect on your professionalism and your motivation for the position.
Find the address and route to take the day before your meeting. Better yet, scout the place before the actual day. On D-Day, get ahead to anticipate traffic jams, roadworks, delays on the train network, or any obstacle that could get in your way.

Take Care of Your Presentation
You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. Also, remember to wear an outfit suitable for the job interview, which will highlight your professionalism. If you are interviewing directly with your potential future employer, don’t hesitate to adopt the company’s dress codes to signify your involvement.

Master Your Attitude
In the first few minutes, your non-verbal communication is what the recruiter analyzes: postures, facial expressions, intonations, gestures, etc. These elements can be as essential as your speech. Your body expression will give the first idea of your personality. So take care of your attitude: a straight look, a confident walk, and a brief but firm handshake will demonstrate certain reliability.

Stay Calm and Confident
Keep in mind that the recruiter is not trying to trick you but make sure that you are the right candidate for the job. What are your strong points? What can you tell me about your former employer? Or do you like teamwork?
These many questions are by no means traps but classics of the interview whose objectives are to understand your personality and future goals better. So relax and prepare your answers. Just like you, the recruiter wishes a favorable outcome!

Incase you missed our article on questions you should never ask at an interview, read it here.
Take Care of Your Outing
At the end of the interview, confirm your interest in the position to be filled by addressing the work environment’s subjects, any training available internally, possible development within the company, etc. Avoid questions to which you could have found the answers yourself (competitors or the industry, for example), but also questions about leave or other benefits linked to the contract, which you can raise later in the course of the contract. recruitment process, if it develops favorably. Moreover, take the opportunity to ask what will be the next stage of the job interview if your application is successful. When you leave, don’t forget to thank your interlocutor.

Finally, keep in mind that a job interview is not a one-way street! The recruiter in front of you has every interest in making a good impression on you as well if they want you to join their team, or their client

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